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Veterans & Service Members lose the battle to suicide per day.

Our Mission is to go a little farther to support the needs of combat veterans.

Team Foster honors the spirit and sacrifice of Captain Erick Foster who was killed while engaging enemy forces in 2007 in Iraq. Erick pushed himself and those around him to be better. Erick is our inspiration.

“What has Team Foster done for me? It’s the contact, the invitations, the constant ‘How are you doing, do you need anything?’ They’re there for us.”

SGT Mike Geib

“Team Foster stuck behind me. When Spence had a hurdle, they provided everything we needed.”

Curtis & Spence

“Because of SSD TieRod and working with the proper people, I no longer look in the rearview mirror, I look out the front windshield because there’s a lot more to see.”

SGM (R) Robert Lighty

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Get Involved

We’re always looking for a few good men and women to share their time and talent during our fundraising events.

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Join An Event

Team Foster events, including cycling, spin events and Veteran fundraisers are expanding!

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Donate Now

More than one in four Veterans suffers from post traumatic stress disorder, or PTSD. Find out how you can help.

Our Sponsors

We are so thankful for the support of these organizations and applaud them for giving back to the service men and women that make our country a safe place to operate. You too can add your company’s mark to our wall of sponsors and become a part of this growing foundation, honoring the life of Captain Foster, those that have fallen alongside him, those that have returned home less-than-able to live the lives that they deserve, and their families.
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newsletters will arrive monthly announcing upcoming events and sharing stories of our Vets, puppies in training and latest grants and honorees

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weareteamfoster  #noheroleftbehind

Happy “Giving Tuesday”! Giving Tuesday is the Tuesday after Thanksgiving and acts as a global generosity movement encouraging people and organizations to use their power to transform their communities. On this #givingtuesday we ask that if you can’t make a monetary donation, you check out some of our amazing volunteer opportunities so we can give back to our veterans who have given this country so much. Click the link in our bio to donate or check out how you can get involved! #givingtuesday #givingback
Over 175,000 service women and men are stationed abroad and away from home today. From Africa to Europe to Asia and the Middle East, we are incredibly grateful for their sacrifices to keep us safe.

Happy Thanksgiving!
Monday's are RUFF. Only thing getting us through this week is coffee. A whole lot of coffee.
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Wednesdays will always bring smiles for the second half of the week ☀️

Keep going TF fam 💪 🇺🇸
A thank you message from Team Foster founder, Nick Liermann, to our Veterans.

Looking for a way to support Veterans? Consider making a donation at teamfoster.org/donate.

Happy Veterans Day! 
#weareteamfoster #noheroleftbehind 
#VeteransDay
November 11th. Veteran's Day. This isn't a day about free meals at restaurants or big blowout sales from corporate companies. Today, we remember and thank those who have served honorably in the United States Armed forces. Those who vowed to protect the United States and its citizens in peace and wartime. At Team Foster, we vow to give back to those who have given so much of themselves to keep us safe. Thank you veterans; we salute you ❤️🤍 💙 🇺🇸
In prep for this week's puppy raiser meet and greet, here's a picture from one of our puppy raising classes courtesy of SSD's Philly Puppy Raising Program!
How has it already been almost a month since RR PGH?! We're already itching for RR Philly 2022 how about you? (the rhyme was intentional btw. We're poets over here)
Missed Ruff Ride Pittsburgh? Take a look at this highlight reel to see what you missed!🦮❤️🤍💙🇺🇸 #spincuddlerepeat
What's the best way to motivate you through a 24 hour spin event? Dogs. Coffee too but mostly dogs. #spincuddlerepeat
Craig and Foxy enjoying some time at Ruff Ride Pittsburgh! If you talk to Craig for ANY amount of time, you'll know how much of a positive impact Foxy has had on his life. #servicedogssavelives
The Team Foster community is growing. We are so incredibly proud and excited to announce that Team Foster is adding another fantastic org to our resources for Veterans. 

Team Foster has pledged $100,000 in support to Guardian Angel Service Dogs (@guardian_angels_msdogs) (GAMSD). Not only has GAMSD partnered hundreds of Vets to date they are also building a campus in the Pittsburgh area. 

TF is grateful for the opportunity to partner with another great organization and continue to grow our impact on Veterans.
#weareteamfoster #noheroleftbehind
#servicedogssavelives
Our riders got some puppy love last night from @susquehannaservicedogs 

Bob (pictures) has been on this bike since we started yesterday at noon. Yes; you read that right. He has been cycling this WHOLE time! We’re impressed to say the least. #ruffridepgh #spincuddlerepeat
Roc getting some puppy love! Who said dogs and cats can’t get along?! We are a little over 4.5 hours into RR PGH and we’re still going strong! #ruffridepgh #spincuddlerepeat @susquehannaservicedogs @rocthepanther
Psssttttt. We have puppies. 🐶🐾🇺🇸#ruffridepgh #spincuddlerepeat
AND WE ARE OFF! Stay tuned for updates over the next 24 #ruffridepgh #spincuddletepeat
TOMORROW is Ruff Ride PGH! 

Recently, we set up this white board on Pitt's campus and asked people passing to tell us what mental health means to them. Mental Health challenges are something that so many struggle with. We are here to raise money to be able to provide the resources to our Vets who are silently suffering.

We know it, you know it, our vets definitely know it: service dogs save lives. 

Come out and support Ruff Ride PGH at Schenley Plaza on Friday and Saturday!
All smiles over here because we are only TWO days away from bringing Ruff Ride to Pittsburgh!

There's still time to sign your team up, join an existing team, or volunteer! Link in our bio and head to the events tab ❤️ 💙 

Photo ft. Antasia and SSD Cookie Dough!